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Additional Policies

  1. DRESS CODE: the dress code is business casual or scrubs in good condition. Footwear must have closed toes and in good condition. Lab coats must be worn at all times in clinical areas.
  2. CELL PHONE use is prohibited in clinical areas.
  3. STUDENTS must complete Blood Borne Pathogen Training as assigned by the Program Director.
  4. STUDENTS must have university issued ID badges at all times while on the medical campus.
  5. STUDENTS must adhere to the vaccination policies and occupational health policies.
  6. SERVICE WORK No student will perform or be expected to perform the duties of paid employees or instructors while engaging in the learning experiences required for completion of the program.  Any volunteer activities are strictly noncompulsory and must be completed outside of regular program hours and within the provisions set forth by the university policies. Students are not expected to pass an external board or certification examination in order to receive the certificate of completion for advanced study. These policies are published in the student handbook and made readily available to students and faculty. 
  7. PROGRAM CLOSURES In the event of short term school closures (usually weather related) the student body will be alerted through the university emergency management system; public radio or communication from the program director. For long term program closures the program teach-out plan will be guided by the literature provided by our regional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). If the institute were to close electronic delivery of didactic instruction would continue through the BlackBoard Learning Management System. Students in the program would also greatly benefit from continued clinical instruction at hospital based laboratories of affiliated hospitals in the UR Medicine System. For a list of these affiliates please visit: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/patients- families/our-hospitals.aspx.
  8. SUPERVISION Under the advisement and direction of the Program Director each clinical course (includes CMT 401; CMT 402 and CMT 403) is managed by an expert Medical Technologist Specialist in each clinical content area. Psychomotor objectives are delivered in clinical settings under the supervision of New York State Licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologists. The clinical hours and students' schedules are assigned by the Program Director.